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Croatia vs Spain starting lineups: Team news and latest injuries

The influential, 104-cap Inter Milan forward – who played all but nine minutes of the group stage campaign, scoring against both the Czechs and Scotland – has entered a 10-day period of self-isolation and would also stand to miss the quarter-finals and semis, should Zlatko Dalic’s side advance that far at a second successive major tournament.

AC Milan winger Ante Rebic replaces Perisic, returning to the attack alongside Nikola Vlasic and Bruno Petkovic.

Duje Caleta-Car also replaces Dejan Lovren in defence, while Atletico Madrid’s Sime Vrsaljko has not regained his right-back spot from Josip Juranovic.

As for Spain, an uninspiring campaign that began with successive low-key draws ignited with a 5-0 drubbing of Slovakia in Seville as they eventually claimed second place in Group E behind Sweden.

Here is how the two sides will shape up in Copenhagen…

Croatia vs Spain starting lineups

Croatia XI: Livakovic; Juranovic, Vida, Caleta-Car, Gvardiol; Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic; Vlasic; Rebic, Petkovic

Spain XI: Simon; Azpilicueta, Eric Garcia, Laporte, Gaya; Koke, Busquets, Pedri; Sarabia, Morata, Ferran

Squads

Goalkeepers: Lovre Kalinic, Dominik Livakovic, Simon Sluga

Defenders: Domagoj Vida, Dejan Lovren, Sime Vrsaljko, Borna Barisic, Duje Caleta-Car, Josip Juranovic, Domagoj Bradaric, Mile Skoric, Josko Gvardiol

Midfielders: Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, Marcelo Brozovic, Milan Badelj, Mario Pasalic, Nikola Vlasic, Luka Ivanusec

Forwards: Ivan Perisic, Andrej Kramaric, Ante Rebic, Josip Brekalo, Bruno Petkovic, Mislav Orsic, Ante Budimir


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